Assessments for 10 and Under


Thank you for your interest in Excel Swim Club! We ask that all new swimmers try out to ensure that they will be able to safely participate in practices. This is a swim team, not lessons. Swimmers need a baseline level of ability in the water in order to participate.


Swimmers may be exempt from the tryout if they have participated in another USA swim team or summer league team (GSSSL, Seattle City League, YMCA, etc). Swim lessons, even pre-competitive ones, do not fulfill the requirement but are still highly encouraged!

Schedule a time

Swimmers 10 and under need to be assessed or "tryout" prior to registering for a workout class. 

We hold tryouts at the Aqua Club Pool every Wednesday between 4-5pm.  The tryout takes about 5-10 minutes, so please let [email protected] know which time works best for you so the coach will be ready for your swimmer.

Aqua Club is located at:  18512 58th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

Requirements for 10 and under are as follows:

  1. Swim a 25 freestyle and demonstrate the ability to side breathe.
  2. Swim a 25 backstroke.
  3. Show a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly. They do not have to be performed perfectly; we just want to see that swimmers recognize both strokes.
  4. Show comfort swimming in the deep part of the pool.

Below is the link to all of our workouts which are also posted on our website.

Coaches have the final say in whether a swimmer is ready or not at any level. Safety is our number one priority and we want to make sure swimmers are in an appropriate setting and have a good experience!